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Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas 2016

Families and friends come and go, Christmas celebrations change, but the One we celebrate stepped out of eternity. He always was, He is present with us now if we invite Him to be. He never changes, and He will be the King of Love for eternity future. He is also the King of Angels, King of Kings, Wisdom of wise men who come to worship, Good Shepherd of the poor shepherds, in fact, the one Who cares for us silly, weak sheep, so easily getting lost, Child to the childless, Brother to the fatherless. His Father is our Father when we go to our home in His heart of our adoption. Yeshua, Jesus, Issa, Lord, Master, full of the Holy Spirit, pure, perfect, not like us, but came here to be, veiled in flesh, so that we could one day be like Him and be with Him and our Father Who are so worthy of our worship...forever.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

There went August, and there went Summer!
Now it's September. It will always be bittersweet for me now. There will be 9/11, our grandson's birthday and our son's wedding anniversary. For their sakes and for future generations, I post this with prayers of gratitude that my children have been spared the personal horrors of war, and that peace will reign first in hearts and then on Earth. Please, Father.

I know I'm stepping on some toes by posting this; however, I must be honest with you all. This is what I've come to after 35 years of watching current events, studying scriptures and listening for the voice of the LORD. I, too have loved "God's people", and I still do. I have accepted and "believed" that it is God's will that none should perish while at the same time accepting that His "people", including some in His ecclesia could support the slaughter of millions. I've almost always leaned towards being a "peacenik". The mama bear in me came out as my children were born, and I certainly believe in self-defense. 9/11 disturbed me as much as it did anyone; BUT now I have to ask myself, "WHO are God's people if He wishes that NONE should perish?" Please do not take this as a judgement of anyone who has or continues to serve in the military. I am so grateful for the peaceful life I and my children have lived. I give God all the credit for it, and maybe He has used some of you to provide us with it. Maybe not. I pray that swords will start to be beaten into plowshares more and more. My disclaimer about the following...I would have used the name "Churchians" instead of "so-called christians". Remember, that "Christian" was a derogatory name given by their enemies. He still says it almost exactly as I believe to be true. I pray that we will all be strong and of good courage, full of love and wearing our shoes of the gospel of peace in the days to come.

"I have realized that It baffles me how many so-called "christians" are in support of Israel when it comes to the coming war on Syria... there are 2 million christians in Syria who will be murdered by american and Israeli weaponry in a contrived war that only benefits the Cabalists that control Israeli & US foreign policy...
This is where the rubber meets the road... Do folks really believe that Christ-rejecting jews are more important in God's eyes than the 2 million christians in Syria... or even more valuable than the millions of arabs who haven't heard the Gospel as of yet...?
Dominion Theology has poisoned your minds and calloused your hearts if you believe that any military action in Syria will benefit Christ... in fact, attacking Syria will bring such a severe blowback against Israel that ALL the jews, arabs and gentiles that currently live there will be in the crossfires...
How can you support an US/Israeli "interventionist" foreign policy that pre-emptively attacks a nation that is struggling to stay upright amidst US/British/Israeli supported "rebels" that are murdering entire villages and cannibalizing the victims..?
This isn't a "civil war" happening in Syria... it is foreign mercenaries and religious islamist zealots being exploited by western powers to justify invasion as a "response"... Wake UP and realize that your sentimentalities are being exploited by sociopaths...!"
Elliot Ridgway.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Big Reveal!!

After last week's excitement with our Erin being in the hospital (she's home now and we're believing she's on the mend), I was drained in every way, so finishing our bedding was pushed back.

Today's the day!





After many Pinterest and other decorating site visits, the bleach pen with our initials won for the pillows. The little plum one was made from a Goodwill Ann Taylor blouse (not my size!) with the cute ruffle cut off to make the flower. I have some left, and plan to make at least one other pillow using it.



There's a much lighter and cooler feel to our bed with the natural colored linen...so much more comfortable for summer!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I

am

moving

in

slow

motion.

Ugh, the heat!  Most everyone in the northern hemisphere is under the same oppressive electric blanket; but I still feel the need to connect with you all. Misery loves company much?

I know you will forgive me for slacking on posts. Last night was a visit to the ER with daughter and SIL. Now that she's slowing her every-20-min visits to the "throne room", I can breathe and give thanks that she was told it's a virus. Poor, young hubby was really worried!

Thursday and Friday were not the best days for Michael...thankfully, meds really do work, but we need to start getting ahead of the pain more now. Although he slept a lot off and on, I was too distracted to do anything too productive, so still just one pillow finished. Having an old phone that takes pictures, but not very well makes getting out the real camera, uploading with the cable...well, blech.

Thank you for your patience, although I'm sure you haven't been holding your breath unless it's to dive underwater! I wish you popsicles, water balloon fights, slip n slides, Marco Polo and tasty concrete. ;0)



Sunday, June 23, 2013

Today Michael and I heard an ad on talk radio with a lot of information about vitamin D. I've known for a while that most Americans are deficient in it, but hearing the numbers that we need to be healthy was a bit of a shock...we're talking from 1,000's to tens of 1,000's. Getting sunshine every day doesn't even bring us up to proper levels. Soooo, I'm thinking...could that be another reason why I'm so sleepy lately? My friend joked recently that "at our age, the new Happy Hour is a nap". Well it's no joke! Yes, I have the Type II Diabetes, I'll be 60 next year and being Michael's caretaker is draining sometimes; but I decided to order the "free" bottle ($5.95 S&H) and give it a try. It was advertised that I should notice a difference by the time I'm finished with the supply. I'll do my best to get back with a report.

The duvet cover is almost finished. All that's needed is the closure. I decided on velcro, and should be able to finish it within 1/2 an hour. My excuses for not having it done are that I had a sad day which also made me sleepy/tired, I've had to make sure and water our plants more, and had to prepare our guest room for a friend who came for an overnight visit. The thing is, the duvet is already working great! After filling it with the duvet, of course I had to try it out on the bed just to see, and there it's stayed for a few nights. One more run to JoAnn's or Hancock Fabrics for pillow forms, and I'll be ready to whip them up. I also got a bleach pen to experiment on the scraps with designs. Photos to follow.

Praying abundant blessings on us all tonight.




Saturday, June 15, 2013

I'm waiting for my linen and muslin fabrics to air dry before starting to make my own duvet cover.



If you dare, look at the price...and we have a King!

http://images.neimanmarcus.com/ca/1/products/mx/NM+3755_mx.jpg

Not so many pillows or so much lace. BEAUTY!

Got my fabric for under $100 with a JoAnn Fabrics coupon. JOY!

SUPERSHOPPER! SUPERSEW-ER!





Thursday, June 13, 2013

Praise!

Our Father, YOU are the Most High, yet the most humble, the Healer Who allowed Yourself to be injured and killed for us, the Provider of every good and perfect gift from Your storehouse of riches both material and spiritual, Who gave it all up to live in poverty, surrounded by hate and all evil, yet Yourself, pure Love, the Lover of our souls when we ignored, even rejected You. Thank You for hearing our childlike, even our childish prayers. Thank You for eyes to see even the invisible, ears to hear both the sounds of creation and Your still, small voice...too many wonders to name!